The Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums awarded Hmong Cultural Center a 2019 Minnesota History Award for our Hmong Folk Arts Experience interactive exhibit at its annual conference on April 25, 2019 at Treasure Island Casino. This unique exhibit created in partnership with Museology Museum Services and artist/designer Sieng Lee teaches about the Hmong folk arts including embroidery, musical instruments and wedding and funeral songs through display panels, object displays and interactive ipad stations.
The Star Tribune profiled the Hmong Cultural Center Museum in a feature article in the Variety section on the most distinctive Twin Cities museums.
Here is what the Star Tribune had to say:
Heavy history is balanced with beautiful artistry to offer a neat picture of a complicated people. View embroidered belts and purses, dolls wearing colorful traditional Hmong dress and a rice sickle, knife sheath and machete from 1960s-’70s Laos. Posters detail the Hmong people’s history, dating back to being pushed out of China in the 1700s and 1800s, to their role in the CIA’s secret war from 1961-1975.
If you have yet to visit or it has been awhile, go check them out!
375 W. University Ave, Suite 204, St. Paul. $5 admission and they are open 9am-6pm Monday through Friday. www.hmongcc.org